Hauling commercial hand trolling gear on my friend’s boat gave me a whiff of days past as a deckhand. Hard work felt good. So did catching fish.
Hunting and Fishing Stories
I am not a fly fisherman. I don’t like kayaks. I am scared of grizzly bears. But in search of trout, I bested all three of these fears and hangups.
Never have I gone so far, or endured so much, for so little. But do I regret my trip to the Canadian Rockies? Not in the slightest.
Losing streak broken. For the first time in 13 years of trying, I finally had a fantastic day halibut fishing.
Blue water fishing requires endurance, an acceptance of discomfort – and the possibility of getting skunked. This is what it’s like in search of tuna.
Hunting turkey in the Sierra Nevada in springtime can be frustrating, and, if you’re successful, rewarding. Turkey hunting on public land can be tough.
A sage grouse hunt these days is a ceremonial act. But that does not make it less important. We need to remain able to hunt these animals, and that means doing the hard work to conserve them.
In this episode of the Hunt Gather Talk podcast, I talk about silence — both of the mind and in nature — as vital to being able to truly enjoy the natural world. Maybe you don’t need to kill your cell phone, but putting it on airplane mode is a good start.